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Healthy-ish Banana Bread

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After perusing Pinterest and other blogs, I finally decided to put my blackened bananas to good use. I modeled my recipe off Julie of Peanut Butter Finger’s Banana Bread Mini Loaf recipe, with a few minor changes. It looks thin, but don’t judge this bread by its thickness – it was delish.

The bread ended up being not too sweet, hearty, and the perfect snack.

While it wasn’t the best banana bread I have made by any means (healthy-ish versions tend not to hold up to my high standards for full fat, full calorie bread), it was a nice thing to come home to after a long day.

It may have been gone in two days….

Sweets just don’t last in my house!

Healthy-ish Banana Bread
Adapted from Banana Bread Mini Loaf recipe from Peanut Butter Fingers 

Ingredients:

– 1 and 1/4 c. all purpose flour

– 1/4 c. brown sugar

– 2 packets Stevia (or sweetener of choice)

– 2 ripe bananas

– 1/2 tsp. baking soda

– 1 tsp. cinnamon (I love me some cinnamon)

– 1 tsp. vanilla extract

– dash o’ salt

– 1 tbsp. chia seeds

– 1 full egg

– 1/4 c. vegetable oil

Directions:

– Preheat oven to 325 degrees

– Spray loaf pan with nonstick spray

– Beat together brown sugar, Stevia, egg, oil and vanilla extract in a bowl

– Once mixture is combined, beat in bananas

– In a separate bowl, combine flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt

– Slowly mix flour mixture into sugar mixture

– Mix in chia seeds (these little suckers tend to get STICKY – watch out!)

– Pour batter into loaf pan

– Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes, until the loaf looks golden brown (and your entire house smells of delicious bread)

– Let is cool, then EAT EAT EAT it (its delicious with peanut butter, butter, or jam – or my new obsession, Earth Balance Coconut and Peanut Spread)

Enjoy!